Thursday, October 19, 2017

Molot VEPR-FM-74-21

Chris Bartocci goes over this Russian made AK.

From: Chris Bartocci

BCM MCMR M-LOK Handguards

BCM offered the KeyMod rails, and Magpul came out with M-LOK later. The argument over which was better was more or less settled when NSW Crane conducted the test and M-LOK came out ahead. So BCM is now offering M-LOK as well.

The handguards come in various length. 7($171.95), 10($179.95), 13($189.95), and 15($199.95) inches.

M-LOK Extended Cantilever Scout Mount

Magpul released Cantilever Scout Mount that can be attached directly to M-LOK system.

It us made for SureFire Scout Light or Streamlight ProTac Rail Mounted Lights

Price: $34.95

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CZ P10C Review

Andrew Tuohy found some issues with CZ 10C. it looks like it needs an update soon.

From: Omaha Outdoors


Polenar Tactial shows the difference of having a booster on AKS-74u and not.

From: Polenar Tactial

Knob creek pics covered the Knob Creek event and shared some photos.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Star BM 9mm Pistol

MAC looks at the Spanish pistol that is hitting the surplus market

From: Military Arms Channel

Post-apocalypse inspired customizing

Imgur user ricraynor made these two rifles inspired by the thought of post-apocalypse world. The guns are real. The Ottoman Turkish Mauser was used for the bolt action, and according to the article on it was in bad shape that it would have costed too much for restoration.

From: Imgur and

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Solothurn S18-1000

Ian shows this Anti-Tank rifle used by Switzerland. It's use in actual combat was very limited.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thyrm SwitchBack 2.0

Thyrm improved their flash light gadget. The list of improvements are

  • stronger pocket clip that also works with MOLLE/PALS webbing
  • pocket clip position that allows for deeper carry
  • optimized design to ease installation
  • wider thumb rest with traction features
  • small crush ribs on the lip that create a custom fit across a broader range of lights
  • aluminum spacer that expands compatibility to Streamlight HL and HL-X flashlights and other manufacturers with similar designs
  • finger ring that releases under heavy force/torque, but can be reset

From: Thyrm

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Galil Ace 21-N

LAV shows this rather lesser know Galil ACE

From: Vickers Tactical

TangoDown iO cover for Aimpoint T-2

TangoDown released iO cover for Aimpoint T-2.

Price: $30.95

From: TangoDown via Soldier Systems Daily

S&W 4006 and history of .40 S&W

Chris Bartocci goes over this pistol and the cartridge it was built around.

From: Chris Bartocci

Friday, October 13, 2017


The Firearm Blog has new photos of HK433 from AUSA 2017. The article gives some insight in to why some designs were made as well as the following article stating that H&K submitted both HK433 and HK416 for new Bundeswehr trial.

Soldier Systems Daily also has some photos as well

From: The Firearm Blog

Blade Runner 2049 Blasters

Adam Savage shows the Blasters used in the Blade Runner 2049. There is rubber and replica.

The original Blaster was based on Charter Arms Bulldog .44 SPL inside a Steyr Mannlicher .222 Model S bolt-action rifle receiver, firing blanks.

The new Blaster uses LED light and muzzle flash was added in using CGI.

He was also an extra in the movie

From: Tested

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Honey Badger

Colion Noir shares his first expression of this rifle from Q

MAC also looks at the suppressors made by Q along with Tavor .300 BLK

From: Colion Noir, Military Arms Channel

Nikon Monarch 7i VR review

TWANGnBANG gives his review of this rangefinder and goes over the image stabilization and some other features.


Magpul Tactile Lock-Plates

Magpul made these lock-plates to help shooters know what type of magazine they are using in darkness. If your job requires you to have different type of cartridges and know which is needed in darkness, this is definitely a good choice. Available for PMAG 10/20/30 AR/M4 GEN M3 and PMAG AR 300 B GEN M3 magazines.

Price: $9.95 for a pack of 5

Single ridge is Type 1

Double ridge is Type 2


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

How to deal with rifle wobbe

Robski shares some marksman tips on how to shoot good.

From: AK Operators Union, Local 47-74

Monday, October 9, 2017

Colt M45A1 Marine Corps Pistol review

Chris Bartocci shares some background on this pistol. This pistol was the last 1911 adoption from the US military and it's adoption process had some controversies, discussed in the early parts of the video.

Soldier Systems Daily had some photos from the trial that caused a bit of stir back in 2012.

From: Chris Bartocci

Astra 902

Ian shows Astra's copy of C96 Mauser. Jmes D. Julia auction features a semi-auto version and a select-fire version.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Costa Ludus 2018 schedule is up

Chris Costa has his class schedule up for 2018. There are various classes you can learn from. Some are held at his place, and some are in various parts of the country

From: Costa Ludus

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Colt Monitor

Here is a BAR variant that was produced in really small numbers, but FBI did accept them as their fighting rifle.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Glock 19 Gen 5 Ameriglo review

Andrew Tuohy made a nice review that covers a lot of stuff without going through a long time.

From: Omaha Outdoors

Friday, October 6, 2017

TangoDown/Vickers Tactical Glock part compatibility

Soldier Systems Daily asked TangoDown which Vickers Tactical parts can be used in Gen5 Glocks.

Parts are,

Mag release, magazine floor plates, grip plug tool.

The article also says there are Gen 5 parts in development.


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, October 5, 2017

H&K VP9 Tactical

Chris Bartocci posted this review and it also has some historical look back at VP70, the first polymer striker fired pistol

From: Chris Bartocci

Taurus claims period for class settlement opens

Taurus opened the class action settlement agreement over defective gun lawsuit. The period is between Oct. 9 to Feb. 6.

Claimants will have 3 options - cash payment, enhanced warranty, and safety training

Website for the claim


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Phillips & Rodgers M47 Medusa

This revolver was supposed to be capable of firing several different calibers.

Unfortuantely it (almost) became master of none.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Aklys Defense Hades 50 caliber suppressor

Iraqveteran8888 shows this suppressor built for .50 BMG round. It goes on rifles that utilizes AR style design.

From: Iraqveteran8888

CMMG Guard

CMMG is is expanding their line and Guard is their .45ACP carbine and pistol line up.

TWANGnBANG looks at the rifle


Glock 19 Gen 5 vs. S&W M&P 2.0 Compact

MAC compares the new two pistols

From: Military Arms Channel

Monday, October 2, 2017

Wilson Combat Ultralight Carry

LAV shows the new Wilson Combat 1911

From: Vickers Tactical


Thyrm is announcing weaponlight cover to keep carbons off of the lens. It is easy to apply and each sheet comes with various versions of most used weapon lights.

Sage Dynamic's Aaron Cowan made a video

From: Thyrm

Yugoslav M84 PKM

Ian goes over this machinegun built in Yugoslavia


From: Forgotten Weapons

L129A1 British Sharpshooter Rifle

Chris Bartocci shares the real L129A1 adopted by British troops

From: Chris Bartocci

Friday, September 29, 2017

Beretta M9A3 Modular Handgun Proposal

Chris Bartocci goes over Beratta M9A3 that Beretta offered as an upgrade, but military rejected and went with M17.

There is quite a good amount of M9 history as well.

From: Chris Bartocci

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Glock 46

German firearm industry magazine DWJ posted the news which was picked up by RECOIL magazine.

Glock designed this gun using a rotating barrel design. This design eliminated take down lever. It has longer tang as well.

Rumor says that the gun was designed for a German solicitation.

Suppressor slow motion

Smarter Everyday does an interesting video showing how flame moves through a suppressor.

For the slow motion, jump to 2:23, 3:38, 4:06, 5:58

Here is behind the scenes.

 From: Smarter Everyday

Inforce APLc Compact Weapon Light review

MrGunsnGear looks at the small brother of Inforce APL.

From: MrGunsnGear

7 types of people at the range

Colion Noir jokes about different types of people you can see at a shooting range.

It's a bit flat this time, but the list includes some different types than others seen in the past.

From: Colion Noir

Monday, September 25, 2017

How to buy a machine gun (Legally)

Brandon Herrera shares three ways someone can get a machine gun. It's a brief description of methods.

From: Brandon Herrera

Top 10 Deer Hunting Tips

Iraqveteran8888 and Chad shares some tips for new deer hunters

From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Experimental MP-40/I

This rifle tried to make quick loading easier through mechanical means.

From: Forgotten Weapons

IWI X-95 series

The evolution of X-95 is covered. There are some tips on reloading when you are using a bullpup system near the end as well.

From: Vickers Tactical

Saturday, September 23, 2017

SureFire Field Notes - using ballstic shield

Tap Rack Tactical's Bill Blowers shares his tips on using guns with ballistics shield

From: SureFire

VSASS by Geissele Automatics

Geissele has been working on some interesting items and this rifle is definitely one of them. It started as a special requirement and has expanded its capability.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, September 22, 2017

Geissele Super Charging Handle

Ian and Karl looked at the new expensive charging handle. Some were skeptical on who would need this expensive charging handle, and now it seems like there is a legitimate reason for some people.

From: InRange TV

Kalashnikov statue unveiled in Moscow

Russians are honoring their beloved AK designer Mikhail Kalashnikov by erecting a statue.

Unfortunately, the Russian honor guards use SKS designed by Simonov. Similar situation happened at Kalashnikov's funeral as well.

More at article

Seems like somone again made a mistake that gives firearms enthusiasts a good laugh. Whoever made the monument included Stg-44 diagram instead of an AK. Ouch

From: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ishapore MkIII Vickers-Berthier LMG

Here's another interesting Light Machine Gun from nearly a century ago.

During the shooting, Ian is really impressed by the recoil management

From: Forgotten Weapons

Hi-Point 10mm carbine coming soon

Hi-Point posted a teaser showing the new 1095TS carbine using 10mm ammunition

From: Hi-Point

5 things TWANGnBANG doesn't like in Glock

TWANGnBANG shares things he think could be changed in Glock. A lot of rational shooters would probably agree on some of the points.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SilencerCo Maxim 50

SilencerCo released the integrally suppressed muzzleloader. Since it is considered to be an antique firearms, it doesn't require NFA stamps and paperworks.

It can be shipped to buyers in almost every state without need to go through FFL, except in Illinois, New Jersey, New York City, and Washington D.C.

There has been some questions on legality depending on locality such as California and New Jersey.

Retail price is $999

Loading Tube is $8 and cleaning patches are $9

RIA September 2017 auction prices

Ian goes over how much the guns went for at the auction. Ian actually got one gun which will be shown on the video.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sig Sauer rifle recall

SIG Sauer is recalling some rifles after finding that two-stage triggers may have an improperly heat-treated hammer.

Affected rifles are, Sig 716 DMR, 516 Carbon Fiber, and M400 Predators.

The recall will replace the hammer and trigger assembly.

Here is the website for serial number look up

From: Sig Sauer

Ian teams up with LAV

Ian McCollum, known for his work on Forgotten Weapons, is teaming up with Larry Vickers for upcoming projects. There will be social media postings as well as Ian's contribution to LAV's upcoming Vickers Guide: WW2 Germany

Monday, September 18, 2017

DeLisle Commando Carbine

This suppressed .45ACP carbine was intended for Commandos but didn't really see that many use as the war changed its nature to more conventional warfare.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Czech VZ58 Rifle Technical Review

Chris Bartocci goes over this Czech rifle from the Cold War era.

From: Chris Bartocci

Burris XTR II 1-8x Scope review

MrGunsnsGear goes over this variable power scope. Burris has been making steady advancements over the years.

From: MrGunsnsGear

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Suomi M31

Ian goes over this Finnish rifle designed by Aimo Lahti. You can see the prototype Lahti made and the production version in the video

Ian and Karl does a live fire comparison of M31 and KP44

From: Forgotten Weapons, InRange TV

Retro M16A1 furniture by Brownells

Brownells is bringing back Retro M16A1 furnitures.

It comes in Black, Green, or Brown. The kit includes triangular handguard, A1 buttstock and grip. It is not an exact copy of original components or their construction, but will satisfy those who are looking for retro build.

Price $79.99

Halcon M.L. 63 subgun

Ronaldo Olive shows us some interesting submachinegun from Argentina

From: The Firearm Blog

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Open bolt vs closed bolt in FN 249

LAV shows the difference between open and closed bolt mechanism in FN's Collectible M249. Skip to 8:03 if you are busy

From: Vickers Tactical

Aimpoint CompM5 optic

Aimpoint is finally releasing its AAA battery powered optic. This was known as DSS contract version. The battery was chosen for better logistics as AA battery is more abundant in the world.

Expected battery life is 5 years on level 7.

MSRP is $1068

Battenfeld Technologies M&P AR-15 Lower Parts Kit Complete recall

Battenfeld Technologies is recalling its lower parts kit named M&P AR-15 Lower Parts Kit Complete

This is not related to S&W's M&P rifle line.

The M&P AR-15 Rifle Lower Parts Kit Complete is identified as Item No. 110114, and any one of them manufactured priors to Sept. 12, 2017 is subjected to recall. It may have incorrect hammer.

For recall, contact BTI at (877) 416-5167 or

From: The Firearm Blog

Friday, September 15, 2017

Firearms from DSEI 17

Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair is being held in London right now. There are some firearms that are showing up.

Troy Industries is making UK legal AR rifles. They are basically a single shot rifle with side charging handle just above ejection port.

Thales is providing Austrailian Defense Force with F90, and this time there are upgrades available such as magazine release available near trigger.

British L85A3 is the update to the service arm of UK.

Blackhawk came up with a magazien pouch that seems like it is inspired by Taco

From: Soldier Systems Daily

How to pillar bed a rifle

Iraqveteran8888's Ray shows how to do a bedding job with Brownell's kit

From: Iraqveteran8888

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Desert Tech MDR .308 Bullpup

MAC gives his review of this rifle.

It has been in the development for years and there has been talks of this being a vaporware, but since a few weeks ago, there were more stories of actual model showing up.

The ejection mehanism is definitely an interesting design.

From: Military Arms Channel

More Gould Brothers shooting

Gould Brothers puts on exhibiton shooting using the Winchester SX4 Semi-Auto Shotgun

From: Gould Brothers

Making AR lower using aluminum cans

FarmCraft101 decided to go a bit more and make an AR lower from aluminum gathered from cans.

From: FarmCraft101

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Russian Berdan rifle

NRA museum shows some interesting firearms that were used by Tsar's army, Imperial Russian Army.

These were replaced by Mosin Nagats in 1891.

From: NRA Firearms Museum via

3Gun Competitions and Rationalizing

Kit Badger contemplates what 3Gun can offer.

From: Kit Badger

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tikka T3x Tac A1 review

Taking a break from AKs, Robski looks at this bolt action rifle.

You can skip to
5:50 for groups and 7:44 to see 600m shooting with bullet in flight.

From: AK Operators Union Local 47-74

CZ P10c mud testing by MAC

MAC puts the pistol through his Gauntlet

From: Military Arms Channel

How to deal with wet guns and ammo

SAAMI put out 2 guides on dealing with guns and ammo that has been submerged in the water

Guidance on Firearms

Guidance on Ammunition

From: SAAMI via

Monday, September 11, 2017

S&W M&P M2.0 Compact

S&W announced the compact version of their new M2.0 pistols.

This version has very close dimension to Glock 19. This probably is result from MHS trial which required full size and compact size. The original M&P line's full size was somewhat close to Glock 17 while Compact was more of sub compact.

Brownells is taking pre-order for $499.99

From: S&W, Brownells

Ruger Mark IV Tactical

Ruger added another model to it's .22 pistol line up.

It comes with threaded barrel(1/2×28-inch thread pattern), Picatinny rails, and is treated with black oxide finish. Comes with 4.75 or 6 inch barrel.

MSRP: $569

Looking at weapons used in murder

A recent article from The Firearm Blog referenced the Active Response Training article  with regards to the number of weapons a police officer confiscated.

Out of curiosity, I looked at the FBI's UCR crime report.

From FBI's Uniform Crime Report 2015

Total number of murders: 13,455
Weapons used:
Knives: 1,544 (11.48%)
Other Weapons: 1,671 (12.42%)
Hand: 624 (4.63%)
Guns: 9,616 (71.47%)

Out of Guns
Handgun: 6,447 (67.04%)
Shotgun: 269 (2.8%)
Rifle: 252 (2.62%)
Unknown: 2,648 (27.54%)

The numbers from the ART was

67 handguns (78.82%)
11 rifles (12.94%)
7 shotguns (8.24%)

While a direct comparison is not an easy task, it shows that the handgun is the weapon mostly used.

There are many different aspects to be looked at, but here is an intersting tid bit of information from 3:40 of the video.

It's not that there are 400 people shooting, but 40-50 individuals are the ones doing it.

Sunday, September 10, 2017


This rifle never got to shores of US due to Clinton banning Chinese guns.

Here is shooting video

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Stendebach Model 1936

This was built by someone but has interesting toggle delayed mechanism.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Arsenal SLR104 (AK74) & Valmet M76 Mud Test

InRange resumes their Mud Test series, and this time, some variants of AK rifles

From: InRange TV

Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

"Escort" AK brief case

This brief case was developed for easy transport of AKs in more professional environments. Unlike H&K MP5 briefcase, shooting within the briefcase is not possible

From: Kalashnikov Concern

WW1 German flare gun

Ian goes over this flaregun made by Imperial Germany to assist with landing in dark times.

Only 22 are known to exist now, out of 2,500 made.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lanchester MkI

This was the first attempt by UK to come up with a fast mass production to fill the void in small arms capabilities.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Fire Control Unit X01

Fire Control Unit's EXO ONE utilizes SIG P320's fire control group. This exoskeleton can use 9mm Luger, .357 SIG, .40 S&W versions with .45 ACP version in development.

Charging handle is non-reciprocating.


Vortex Optics releases Impact 850 Laser Rangefinder

Vortex is expanding their line up and this time, it's Impact 850 Rangefinder.

It measures range from 10yards to 400 yards. Weighs 5.5 ounce. Has 6x magnification.

Price: $269.99


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot

Every 3 years IPSC shooters compete and this year it's held in Châteauroux, France(last time was in Florida)


The winners of each divisions are,

Classic: Elias Paul Frangoulis
Open: Jorge Ballesteros
Production: Ben Stoeger
Standard: Eric Grauffel
Revolver: Michael William Poggie

For those who want to see the course of fire,

Here are some videos from Shooter's Inc, all4shooters, and Ivan Tan

Reising Model 60

This semi-auto rifle had some good ideas and was commercially available. Not as interesting as its brothers, but had its use

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, September 4, 2017

Schmeisser MP41

Ian looks at another submachinegun that appeared during the WW2.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Shotgun Shell exploding outside a gun

TAOFLEDERMAUS decided to see how a shotgun shell performs when there is no chamber to contain the explosion.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Capability

BCM made this short film series with the crew that made American Gunfighter and Northern Red.

From: BCM

Canik pistol product safety warning

Canik sent out a product safety warning and severe duty upgrade notice. The problem was that when subjected to repeated abusive dropping, it may damage safety features and have unintentional discharge.

The affected firearms are

TP9SF Elite
TP9SF Elite-S

The instructions to get Severe Duty Upgrade will be posted on Canik's website on Sept. 8.


Fostech Origin SBV "Firearm"

Fostech found a way to come up with a gun that is not a shotgun.

From: Military Arms Channel

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Walther P4

LAV looks at the variant of P38 that saw its use after the WW2. He also announced that Vickers Guide of WW2 German small arms is in the works.

From: Vickers Tactical

Some Soviet SMGs

Ian is going over RIA's collection and two Soviet SMGs are going on auction this month

PPD-40 by Degtyarev

PPS-43 by Sudayev

From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Robinson Armament XCR-L Rifle

Chris Bartocci looks at the rifle that had promising features but wasn't able to achieve commercial success.

From: Chris Bartocci

Other things Remington made has a quick video your of Remington Museum in Ilion, NY. There were many other things made by Remington, which survived until DuPont bought the company in in 1930s.


New Jersey looking to legalizes Tasers

After coming to an agreement during a federal lawsuit, New Jersey is publishing draft regulations for Tasers.

The draft will go through a 60-day comment period, then the stun gun ban will expire in October.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

APS, PP90, PP91

Army Inside shows some unique Russian firearms. First is the Stechkin APS automatic pistol, second is the PP-90 subgun, last is Kedr PP-91

From: Army Inside

US Air Force adopts PMAG

USAF is adopting Magpul GEN M3 PMAG in both black and tan color. These magazines will replace aging STANAG through attrition.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Concealed Carry Fashion Show

The need to be fashionable, or at least not stand out is there, brings the Concealed Carry Fashion Show.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ETS C.A.M. Rifle Magazine Loader

ETS came out with this loader that can work for just about any popular type of magazines.

Pistol version has been out for some time.

The Rifle version is $29.99

From: ETS vis Soldier Systems Daily

War furniture

Furnitures made out of weapon parts are known as War furniture. Soldier Systems Daily has some from Austria

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, August 28, 2017

Glock Gen 5 pistol

Chris Bartocci looks at the new Glock Gen 5 pistol. There are a lot of technical information.

There are some interesting tidbits. Bartocci claims special forces are buying Gen 4, which may or may not be true, but most publicly available information says Gen 3.

The newly shapes muzzle end has been available for Glock 26.

From: Chris Bartocci

Chatellerault M24/29

Ian shows this maching gun that was developed after WW1.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, August 26, 2017

SureFire Field Notes - Competitive shooting

Bob Vogel looks at benefits of competition shooting

From: SureFire

CZ 805 vs Scar 16

Chris Bartocci compares the two rifles.

CZ 805 was influenced from what went on in SCAR trials and there are similarities.

From: Chris Bartocci

Friday, August 25, 2017

F&D Defense's XAR Invicta

This AR is unique in that it folds the front rather than the back for easy storage.


Price: $2499.99

CALIBER: 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington
WEIGHT: 6.2 Pounds
BARREL: 16″ Barrel or 14” Barrel (pinned and welded comp)
STOCK: Magpul, Adjustable Folding Stock
OPERATION: Proprietary Direct Gas operated Semi-Automatic

From: Military Arms Channel

Daewoo K1A1

Chris Bartocci looks at the South Korean carbine.

From: Chris Bartocci

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Kalashnikov Concern SVCh

This is Kalashnikov Concern's latest Designated Marksman Rifle called

It's semi auto and can be thought of as modernized SVD, although it has SVDM. It is chambered for 7.62x54R and 7.62x51mm NATO is also available. It uses Dragunov magazine for 7.62x54R.

It has a lot of features that departs from the classic SVD design.


This was improved version of Schmeisser MP-18

From: Forgotten Weapons

Some info on H&K UCP

Historical Firearms posted some information about this H&K pistol that never came to market.

It was competing against FN Five-Seven pistol for a place in PDW market, which never materialized.

From: Historical Firearms via The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


SIG officially anounced MCX Rattler. When its buttstocki s folded, it is 16 inches long and the name came about when the test firing designer said it rattles teeth when it is fired in full-auto.

It comes in 5.56 and .300BLK version. With the barrel length of 5.5 inches, 5.56 version can't use suppressors but .300 BLK can.

Soldier Systems Daily has a nice post about this gun.

Barrel is not compatible with any other MCX upper. But SIG is coming up with Rattler Upper Receiver Kits adapter for AR lowers.


SBR version:
PSB version:

Price is $2719 and above.

From: SIG SAUER via Soldier Systems

AK-47 User guide part 4

Robski is back and this episode covers recoil management

From: AK47-74 OU

RCS Vanguard 2 Color matched overhook

If you yeared for matching the color of your Vanguard 2's overhook, here is your chance. Limited Edition VG2 is available for $34.99. Comes in Wolf Grey or Coyote Brown

From: Raven Concealment Gear

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Knight's Armament Company's Light Assault Machine Gun

Soldier Systems Daily has a good article on Knight's modern LAMG.

From: Soldier Systems Daily

MG-17 German Aircraft Machine Gun

Here is anotehr interesting weapon that was developed by Germans trying to circumvent restrictions imposed on them after WW1

From: Forgotten Weapons

Walther PPS M2 Review

This guns has been out for some time, but MrGunsnGear decided to do a review now that there is a $100 rebate for any purchase before Sept 15, 2017.

Rebate form:

From: MrGunsnGear

Monday, August 21, 2017

G-Code Contact Series Micro Chest Rig 3Zero

This chest rig is a low profile rig capable of adding additional magazine pouches as needed. It comes in variety of colors, including black, coyote tan, military green, wolf grey.

Price: $155

For $35 more, you can add suspension pouch.

Modular Hostage Target

TWANGnBANG shows the fun you can have with the Modular Hostage Target. HE shares some good points throughout the video on steel targets.


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Smith & Wesson's First Pistol, The Volcanic

This is the first pistol S&W manufactured under their name. It featured an interesting cartridge design of the time.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Federal Fusion 150gr 300BLK Gel Test

MrGunsnGear does a quick gel test of 300 BLK round.

From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, August 19, 2017


This is not California version of FN. It is a rifle that is a predecessor to FNC

From: Vickers Tactical

HK 433 report

The Firearm Blog has translated version of the first article on HK 433 by

From: The Firearm Blog

Spanish MP41/44

Ian shows this gun that had some success after WW1 and has some interesting history.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sauer 38H

MAC shows us a pistol that lead up to the P230/232, a PPK look-alike.

From: Military Arms Channel

Savage Model 10 GRS in 6mm Creedmoor

Savage Arms is offering Model 10 GRS in 6.5 Creedmoor now.

Stock is made of 15% fiberglass-reinforced Durethan, and 65% glass bedding material.

Price is $1449(MSRP)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Experimental Reising 7.62mm Full-Auto Battle Rifle

Ian shows this experimental rifle Reising worked on in the late 50s and 60s

From: Forgotten Weapons

Wilson Combat offering Glock custom work

The well known 1911 maker is now jumping in to Glock customization market.

There are many options, starting with finishes, featuring Wilson Combat's Armor-Tuff finish as well as Combat-Tuff. Also offered are markings, artwork, laser engraving, and frame stippling featuring Wilsom Cmbat's Starbusrst pattern.

It also has options for various sights, barrels, and aftermarket triggers.

Here is the form

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Schmeisser's MP-18,I

Ian goes through new Rock Island Auction and stars off with this historical gun

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sig Sauer P320 Drop Test Follow Up

Omaha Outdoors posted a follow up video testing other handguns, like Glock, S&W M&P, 1911, H&K VP9,

From: Omaha Outdoors

Monday, August 14, 2017

SIG P320 voluntary recall

SIG posted information on how to submit your gun for voluntary recall.

You'd have to register and SIG will send you email on how to go from there.

The website is for U.S. Domestic Commercial consumers only. This excludes P320s purchased through police and LEO departments through Armed Professional Program (APP) or Individual Officer Program (IOP)

Also, do not send back with aftermarket parts

Squib load PSA

hickok45 shows what a squib load is and its danger.

From: Hickok45

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Indonesian Air Force Collapsing-Stock G3

Ian shares a rare variatn of G3 made by Rheinmetall, not H&K.

There are some features that were not really present in earlier G3 styles.

From: Forgotten Weapons

50 Cal vs Non-Newtonian fluid

Non-Newtonian fluids are fluids that doesn't have the typical viscosity property of a fluid we know in general sense. When it has force, pressure, or heat applied it, it hardens up. as viscosity doesn't follow the Newton's law of viscosity.

But even if the non-Newtonian fluid hardens up, energy from .50 BMG probably is enough to overcome changes in the fluid.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Vickers Blog

Larry Vickers started to blog about various firearms on his Vickers Guide blog.

The latest entry is the Negev LMG.

From: Vickers Guide

Friday, August 11, 2017


Ian looks at the pistol that involves moving upper which rotates cylinder.

 He also shoots the gun and has some interesting situation to ponder about

From: Forgotten Weapons

Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine

Colt announced Trooper Patrol Carbine. It is based off of LE6920, has Centurion Arms 13 inch M-LOK rail, standard M4 buttstock.

Price is $1049

From: Colt

Thursday, August 10, 2017

BESAL Machinegun

Here is a LMG that was intended for emergency production if Germans landed on UK.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Honor Guard Subcompact

Hickok45 goes over this small pistol designed for carry. It garnered some interest when it debutted at SHOT Show in 2016.

From: Hickok45

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SIG announce voluntary recall

Recoil magazine posted that SIG SAUER is announcing a voluntary recall regarding P320 issue.

The details will be available on on Monday August 14.

Update: Soldier Systems Daily covered the session held by SIG recently.

SIG P320 drop controversy

Around July 31st, the internet started to notice that Dallas Police Department issued a "do not use"(paraphrasing) notice to its officers who carries SIG P320 as their service pistol. Dallas PD issued SIG P226, but officers who wants can buy SIG P320 with their own money can carry it.

It was noted by several forums and soon the word spread. It was unclear what lead to the decision, but on August 4, SIG Sauer realesed a statement regarding the issue.

In short, SIG SAUER states that P320 passed all drop tests, and have not heard any drop-related P320 incident in US.

The language SIG SAUER used in users manual which seemed to allude to the gun firing when dropped is more of legal writing than anything else. But coupled with some information and the way the manual was written, it probably gave someone at Dallas PD a pause, then decided that it would be better to be safe than sorry.

With SIG SAUER's statement it seemed to settle down, with Dallas PD lifting the suspension, until Omaha Outdoors posted this video featuring Andrew Tuohy, famous for calling out FireClean as evgetable oil based.

If the gun was dropped on its back of slide, the gun will fire. In the video, Tuohy identified one of possible reason, a heavier trigger.

It is unclear what SIG SAUER will do at this point. But with serious problem of this nature, SIG has to come up with a way to fix the issue instead of saying it passed industry tests. Guns do get dropped - whether it is fighting with an attackeror banging it on something.

What will this do to the MHS selection? It will be hard to tell. GAO said the selection did not violate the rules set up, but the drop test could have been in the second phase. Army can go ahead and just continue with the process, or they can fix it like how they dealt with M9's slide cracking problem. However, at this point a competitor like Glock can argue that it needs to be given a fair chance for the second stage since SIG got to modify its pistol.

This situation is still on going and will be interesting how it will change.

8mm Lebel and 7.5mm French

Ian goes over the two calibers used by French

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, August 7, 2017

It's buyer's market

In a recent study, estimated gun sales of July 2017 went down by 26% compared to the previous year. However the year 2016 was more of abnormality since many were worried about the Presidential election and was buying to hedge the chance that Clinton would have won.

Now that the chance of restrictive firearms law is lessened, the sales declined. In response, manufacturers are also giving out rebates and slashing prices. Manufacturers probably were worried about the election and had plans or increased manufacturing capacities. That created a lot more supply, and with less demand, the price fell.

Recently, Sturm, Ruger announced that it's second quarter sales dropped 22%.

Winchester Ammunition also had similar situation where their sales dipped 15% in the second quarter.

This means that if you are a buyer who has been looking in to buying a new gun, the time is right. It doesn't mean that the price will rise back up to pre-election level soon, but rather, the manufacturers will adjust their output level so it won't be this low.

Ammunition prices will be less likely to drop now with so many guns sold as well as impending ban on internet ammunition sales in California driving purchases up. Gun sales probably will not recover as fast as the ammunition sales, but the time is now if you want some good deals.

Tiny guns

It's not about the size. It's how you use it

From: Corridor Digital

Sunday, August 6, 2017

MP38 and MP40 SMGs

Ian goes over the two iconic SMGs from WW2

From: Forgotten Weapons

Comp-Tac Beltfeed high capacity magazine pouches

Comp-Tac is coming up with magazine pouch geared for competition. It carries 4 pouches in a staggered setup. It also has individually adjustable tension adjuster.

Price is $99.99

From: Comp-Tac

German gun laws and culture

Iraqveteran8888 has a video about German gun laws and culture with German enthusiast Hans.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Wilson Combat Hackathorn Special

Wilson Combat is releasing a commander sized 1911 with inputs from Ken Hackathorn. It is chambered in .45 acp or 9mm.

It features 4.25" barrel with bushing, full-size frame, one piece Bullet Proof magwell, concealment hammer/grip safety, and medium-length trigger. Buyers have option of getting ambidextrous safety, front sight and deluxe hand-polish blued finish.

MSRP is $3,750

Concealable Sniper Rifle

Soldier Systems Daily has an article on this rifle specifically designed for urban use.

It is based off of M24

From: soldier Systems Daily

Sharps Bros Overthrow Stipped Lower receiver

Rainier Arms has Spartan mask themed lower made by Sharps Bros available.

Introductory price is $269.99

From: Rainier Arms

Century Arms $100 rebate

Anyone who purchases one of 16 Century Arms firearms from now until Oct. 1 will be elligible for $100 rebate in the form of gift card.

The list of qualifying firearms can be found in the rebate form

Rebate form:

From: Century Arms

Friday, August 4, 2017

Luty's Submachine Gun

This guns was made without using any 'gun components', as a symbol of protest.

From: Forgotten Weapons

LifeCard .22lr

This single shot, foldable firearm is made by Trail Blazer Arms. It is expected to ship this month.

MSRP is $399

From: Trail Blazer Arms

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

S&W 4006 TSW

MAC looks at the last 3rd Generation S&W semi-auto that was adopted by a law enforcement agency.

The procurement of this pistol had a small controversy as well. CHP put out a procurement(around 2006-2007) notice and two companies responded - S&W and Sig Sauer (then Sig Arms, IIRC)

SIG Arms filed a lawsuit after S&W was chosen. I haven't followed up on what happened to the lawsuit, but 4006 TSW remained as the issue pistol.

When issues, there was a sear problem which were fixed

From: Military Arms Channel

Integrally suppressed AK

The Firearm Blog caught glimpse of integrally suppressed AK in Ukraine called Gopak

It can be seen at 0:58

Here is more info from TFB

From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, July 31, 2017

Vortex Razor AMG UH-1

TWANGnBANG posted his quick review of the AMG UH-1 holographic sight

Seems like the sight can be a great value for most casual shooters. For those who don't like 1/3 cowitness, sorry.

Also, if you are wondering why the dot looks wierd, you might have astigmatism. To figure out if you do or not, TWANGnBANG shares a quick way to check using the red dot sight


Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Breda Modello 30

Here's the weapon with a really bad mechanics and reputation.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Vltor AK47 / 74 Full Size Rail

Robski shares his opinion about Vltor's rail system for AK

From: AK Operator's Union 47-74

Maxim 9

Iraqveteran8888 reviews this pistol with integrated suppressor

From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Chinese CF-98

LAV shows this rare Chinese pistol, at least in US

From: Vickers Tactical

Magpul Gen M3 MCT PMAG review

MrGunsnGear looks at the magazine adopted by the USMC

If you want to see the test results in the video, TFB has it.

From: MrGunsnGear, The Firearm Blog

Small Arms in Modern Conflict Zones

Ian from Forgotten Weapons runs a Q&A with ARES(Armament Research Services)'s Nic Jenzen-Jones regarding firearms in conflict zones. The video is 1 hr long, but is very interesting look into what is going on in front lines.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, July 28, 2017

MAC's Prairie dog hunting

MAC went to a prairie dog hunting and shows some new stuff that is coming out including new guns and accesory.

Yes, there are prairie dogs getting killed.

From; Military Arms Channel

Honey Badger Stocks for AR tease

Q posted a teaser of their AR version of Homey Badger stock

From: Q via Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Finland gun fun

Ian and Karl shared footage of various Finnish guns on the range

From: Forgotten Weapons

Some AKs and their round counts

Robski of AK Operators Union 47-74 posted updates on his WASR 10. It is now over 10,000 rounds.

Another AK, this time owned by Rife Dynamics's Jim Fuller, is now put on retired status after shooting over 100,000 rounds. It had several springs changed.

From: AKOU 47-74,

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sig 716 Gen 2 Patrol Rifle Review

Chris Bartocci goes over the latest SIG rifle. There are some technical points that is interesting compared to other offerings on the market.

From: Chris Bartocci

Fostech ECHO Trigger Gen 2

The new Fostech ECHO Trigger is now capable of using bolts available commercially.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Bosnia & Herzegovina TRB RS 9

The Firearm Blog has some pictures of new pistol from TRB company, based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The gun is thought to be based on Sig P226

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Armatix iP1 hacked

Armatix iP1, the pistol tauted as the Smart Gun got hacked.

Some hacks use expoiting the frequency used by the gun, while the other one uses a simple magnet to neutralize safety feature.



Daniel Defense made WAVE suppressor using 3d printing. This eliminated needs for welds.

Price ranges from $986 to $1,157

From: Daniel Defense

W+F Bern P43

Ian looks at Hi-Powers that were tested by Switzerland while they tried to move away from Lugers.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, July 24, 2017

Navy Railgun firing multiple shots

US Navy's Rail gun shot multiple shots in a test.

From: US Navy Research

Kimber's new revolvers

Kimber is releasing 3 more models of their revolvers.

K6s Stainless 3-inch($899)
As the name suggest, it has a 3 inch barrel.

K6s DC (Deep Cover)($1,155)
This version features tritium 3-dot night sigts, with 2 inch barrel

K6s CDP (Custom Defense Package)($1,155)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

SilencerCo Omega 9SD

SilencerCo is coming out with updated version of H&K's MP5SD called 9SD. It is shorter, lighter, and quieter.

MSRP is $1180

SureFire Field Notes - Michael Voigt

Michael Voigt shares his wisdom on how to shoot better with pistol. It's a bit longer than other Field Notes series, but for those seeking improvement in mechanics of shooting, it's definitely worth the time.

1:07 Sight alignments
3:30 Trigger control
5:00 "Early instead of fast"
6:37 Summary

From: SureFire

Saturday, July 22, 2017

PSA upper meltdown

Iraqveteran8888 decided to see how many rounds PSA upper can take

It will be interesting to know which upper it is. There are PTAC uppers and PSA uppers.

From: Iraqveteran8888

HIVIZ Luminous LitePipes

HIVIZ makes a nice hybrid of glow-in-the-dark light mixed with fiber optic sights. The glow-in-the-dark material is embedded within the fiber optic, so when left out in light such as flashlight, it will be charged.

They come in Long and short pipes



LLHSW-KIT – Short LitePipe Kit: 1 – White (Front); 2 – White (Rear)
LLHSG-KIT – Short LitePipe Kit: 1 – Green (Front); 2 – Green (Rear)
LLHSR-KIT – Short LitePipe Kit: 1 – Green (Front); 2 – Red (Rear)
LLHLW-KIT – Long LitePipe Kit: 1 – White (Front); 2 – White (Rear)
LLHLG-KIT – Long LitePipe Kit: 1 – Green (Front); 2 – Green (Rear)
LLHLR-KIT – Long LitePipe Kit: 1 – Green (Front); 2 – Red (Rear)

Price is $21.95


Friday, July 21, 2017

Finnish LS-26 and Soviet DP-28

Ian and Karl shows the LMGs used in the Winter War

From: Forgotten Weapons

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899. He worked as a journalist during the Spanish Civil War as well as being on the ship near Normandy during the D-Day.

While being a great novelist, he was also fond of hunting. His gun collection has been documented in the book.

Hemingway's Guns- The Sporting Arms of Ernest Hemingway
by Roger Sanger, Silvio Calabi, and Steve Helsley

American Rifleman has an article from Feb. 2017

Photo of Hemingway from famous photographer R Capa during he Spanish Civil War

There are quite a few photos of him with guns

Unfortunately, Hemingway museum in Key West is closing at the end of year.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SACM Mle M1935A handgun has a nice artivle on French M1835A handgun in 7.65mm Longue. It covers the background, adaptation, and end of service.


Mean Gene Leather review

The Firearm Blog's Rusty S reviewed the "Burrito: Mag Pouch.

This was developed by Gene Higdon, who was the founder of High Speed Gear and made TACO. He got back in to leather roots.

From: The Firearm Blog